| Nov 20, 2013
Hello dear readers,
A very sad note is that today (Friday, Nov. 22) is the 50th anniversary of the President John F. Kennedy assassination in 1963 while he was riding in a presidential motorcade through Dallas' Dealey Plaza. Are you old enough to...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The workmen who built the Great Wall of China ate it for strength. Sailors on early American clipper ships consumed it for health during long voyages.
It has tickled Teutonic taste buds and made its way across France, England and the New World. It has...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Upon further review, Thursday's 94th annual Turkey Bowl was not, the first overtime game in series history.
It was at least the second.
In 2000, the annual Thanksgiving Day classic went into two overtimes before Calvert Hall stopped a two-point...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:45 AM
The Catonsville Cross Country Turkey Trot was started by former Comets cross country coach Sandra Gallagher-Mohler in 2004 and featured about as many runners as a large family gathering for Thanksgiving dinner.
Those 25 runners at the inaugural event...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:51 AM
When we're all done stuffing ourselves today, many of us will be looking to get back on the healthy track. We can do it while making use of our tasty Thanksgiving leftovers. Here are some recipes from Sparkpeople.com, Shape Magazine and Cooking Light...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:02 AM
Now that you are stuffed with Turkey Day dinner, you're probably looking for ways to get rid of some of those leftovers.
If you're looking for a healthy recipe, Eatingwell.com has some suggestions. The Turkey Squash Soup sounded the tastiest to me....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The House Ethics Committee disclosed Friday it had investigated a trip to Turkey taken by an aide to Baltimore County Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger -- along with several others -- but concluded the staff member had acted in good faith and will take no...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:57 AM
The best swerves begin with subtle hints.
One of the best examples of this is the 1995 film, "The Usual Suspects," starring Kevin Spacey, which has one of the best film swerves of all time. Before we find out that Verbal Kint and Keyser Soze are the...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Chris Bohjalian's novel "The Sandcastle Girls" has many traditional elements of compelling fiction — people with secrets, shocking plot twists, compulsively likable characters and a rich love story. It also describes the 1915 mass killing of...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:23 AM
As the Arab Spring unfolded in Egypt and other countries in the Middle East, Turkey was held out as a model for how Islam and democracy could co-exist. This week's massive civil unrest in Turkey, erupting over the destruction of the Gezi Park in Istanbul'...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The escalating exchange of rocket barrages and airstrikes between Israel and the Hamas militants who control the Gaza Strip threatens to erupt into an all-out ground war that destabilizes the entire region. The U.S. and its European allies, along with...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:05 AM
The holiday rush is on. This column includes everything currently on my calendar for December. More details for later events will come next week.
Those with little ones will be heading to the 5th District Fire station on Dec. 8 for Pizza with Santa. The...